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as using effectiveness rate as your only measure. as we continue to put in place of the technology according to the plant has minute to congress, we will live creature continents that we will have situational awareness. thatl share with you bet is an inherent problem, knowing the actual denominator. >> i thought it bizarre that we measure our success by the people we ketch but not focusing on the people who got away. is an inherent problem. >> it is a number that is used as one of the many that taken gives you an overall picture. >> the department would have to gain effective control over high risk sectors along the border. tucson, theat the rio grande sector and the laredo sector. two in texas and one in arizona. is if they know where they're going to concentrate their efforts, they're going to redirect their efforts into areas that are not as secure. >> this is the way it will work. all sectors will have protectors when in them. you want to fit your resources where the traffic is greatest. if it shifts, the resources will ship. able better to predict where we think that will move
are ready to move that line yet again after boston. and he said technology was the key. and he's on the homeland security committee, mike rogers from alabama. i asked him saying that many civil libertarians have some problems with some of the things that are proposed and they want to do. put more cameras ever-place. some of the other security measures. and he said, and i'm paraphrasing here, well, civil libertarians have a problem with pretty much everything. i think that he is -- i think he was kind of joking, but not really. he came back to it and said, you know, i think the naysayers and civil libertarians are in the minority and most americans believe that they -- that we have to do more in the security realm. you know, there are others like senator rand paul and another -- kind of a growing minority, i will say a minority, but a growing population up on capitol hill who are concerned about where that line is with, you know, security and giving up freedom. >> yeah. and that's the question i think a lot of people have too. and you're talking about the fact that more american
technologically advanced data center in the world." the 20- acre site will be used as a storage facility - and you thought they kept all that stuff in a cloud. for facebook's vast amount of data, the result of all those status updates and photos, the project has a $1.5- billion price tag. traders and investors are anxiously awaiting earnings from apple. analysts predict the tech company will post earnings of $10.12 per share on sales of $42.6 bllion. anticipation is high, however, that apple could reveal its first profit decline in 10 years. apple's stock has declined around $300 since last fall. microsoft is the latest focus of activist shareholders. shares of microsoft jumped $1.07 on a cnbc report that activist investor group valueact has taken a $2-billion stake in the company. one of the complaints from the activist group is the stock is little changed from 11 years ago. already this year, apple, jc penney and herbalife have gained the attention of activists. ralph lauren clothing company will pay $1.6 million to settle a bribery scandal. one of its subsidiaries is accused of bribing official
. >> sreenivasan: wow. dr. alasdiar conn, thanks so much for your time. >> thank you. >> ifill: technology changed the speed and the accuracy with which we learned of the boston attacks. but it also quickly became a platform for the nation's shock and grief. newshour political editor christina bellantoni talked with our daily download team about that. >> for that look at how technology factored into yesterday's tragedy i'm joined by lauren ashburn and howard kurtz, "newsweek's" washington bureau chief and host of cnn's "reliable sources." thanks for being here. after 9/11 we saw people physically putting up photos of their missing loved ones in lower manhattan. yesterday the internet provided a sense of comfort for some. what did we see? >> well, google person finder factored into this. we have a graph that i can show you what it looks like. there's a big button that says "i'm looking for. requests you can type in the name of somebody. or "i have information about" and you can also type in the name of someone. then you can take this tool and embed it on your own web site. so in the aftermath of di
after boston. and he said technology was the key. and he's on the homeland security committee, mike rogers from alabama. i asked h saying that many civil libertarians have some problems with some of the things that are proposed and they want to do. put more cameras ever-place. some of the other security measures. and he said, and i'm paraphrasing here, well, civil libertarians have a problem with pretty much everything. i think that he is -- i think he was kind of joking, but not really. he came back to it and said, you know, i think the naysayers and civil libertarians are in the minority and mosamericans believe that they -- that we have to do more in the security realm. you know, there are others like senator rand paul and another -- kind of a growing minority, i will say a minority, but a growing population up on capitol hill who are concerned about where that line is with, you know, security and giving up freedom. >> yeah. and that's the question i think a lot of people have too. and you're talking about the fact that more americans today are saying, okay, okay, i'll give up so
united technology. back to you. lori: oil prices are fighting for games here. trying to follow gains in the equity market. >> it is battling. it is getting a heck of a lot closer. there is absolute no dow about it. the rbob market is lower. part of that is refineries. that is actually putting downward pressure on gas. lori: battles falling. >> i think we are getting darn close. when they give you $200 almost overnight in a rally back to 100, i would take my profits to. technically, it really looks like we could have a major rebound chart. melissa: gold has fallen more than 15% of far this year. we have the global head of research. patrick, thank you for being here today. you guys are betting that gold is going to 1200 by the end of the year. >> we are now at 1200. people bought old in the past. we are looking at risk. money creation, central bank, yes. there is no credit. negative interest rates. they will be moving into positive. 1200 is our next target. melissa: you think them that we have seen lately is just technical. let's talk about the physical demand going on in asia. there a
. ♪ and even stoitself if it h to. the technology may be hard to imagine. but why you would want it... is not. the 2014 e-class. it doesn't just see the future. it is the future. it doesn't just see the future. what is it that makes a husqvarna? it's not all the brilliant engineering, no. it's this that makes a husqvarna! >>> we are talking to senator ted cruz. it interrupted you. i apologize for that. if you will, sir. >> guest: sure, i was say that unfortunately the obama administration has not made a priority to prosecute those felons with guns. 15,000 felons and funneltives tried to purchase a gun and were turned down. they prosecuted just 44. let me repeat the numbers of the out 156,000 fe lops and fumetives illegally trying to purchase autobahn, the obama justice department only prosecuted 44. i am introducing legislation to create a task force in department of justice. we need to prosecute violent felons and fugitives to go after them and protect ourselves against violent crime. we shouldn't strip away the right to bear arm of lawful, peaceful citizens. >> lou: senator reid, the majori
technology. when the president said we were going to get access, we certainly did. they were able to tell there was somebody in there and every time they moved they were able to detect that as well. we knew he was in there, we knew he was moving and obviously he was alive. >> did he fire out at any of the officers? >> the fbi crime scene is still down there processing that. there's a lot of things that happened down there. there was gunfire and we are still waiting for them to conclude before we can see exactly what happened. i haven't been told, you know, what guns, with a bombs were in that boat, if any. we are still trying to piece that together. >> chief, you have to admit it's amazing that he was caught alive. he had shot a police officer and there is so much confusion on the site and you don't know who is firing a gun and what is going on. it's a credit to the police and law enforcement on the scene that he was taken alive. it's amazing work, i think. >> i think it's incredible. greta, i have been on the job for 30 years, and for the 24 hours that we were in watertown, i couldn't ha
, in eastern colorado we have seen new technologies that can produce american resources, that must and have to be a part of an all-of-the-above, an all-american energy plan. an all-american energy plan that will rely on not somebody thousands of miles away from us, not on somebody overseas, but right in our own backyard. our neighborhoods -- our neighbors. maybe our family members. people in our communities who can produce the energy that we use each and every moment of our lives, to better the lives of our families, to create the next product that will ignite an entire economy. but we can't do that unless we have an affordable energy policy. and that's why an all-american energy plan is so important. and that's why it's an absolute and fundamental key to making life work for so many people across this country. what we can do with natural gas, a clean-burning fuel created right -- developed, extracted right in colorado, what we can do to use the oil, the wind power, the solar power that we are utilizing in colorado to make life work for families. and how does life work? i think we're all fa
but can communicate through technology. >> right, gary, let me ask you this, where are these two kids? monday night the bomb goes off 2:50 p.m. monday. where were they monday? where were they tuesday? where were they wednesday? we know they resurfaced thursday when their pictures were out there? where were they? why didn't they flee? this is a part of the mystery. if you ask me, they're making another bombing some place, but what's your take? >> the fact that they didn't run probably indicates they were safe and were going to do different attacks. a lot of terrorist organizations like al qaeda will train people to attack like in east affect, they don't give them an exit plan and they wind up doing this stuff on their own. they don't care if they get caught. they want them to go after a community or a neighborhood. then they want them to fight to the death in the end because it makes for great press. >> do you think the next target was boston or some are speculating new york city or some place else? >> i don't know. you know, possibly locally. because they didn't move. i wouldn't have
? >> well, they are saying that there was a bug in the c.m.e. group technology that allowed about 500 trades out of a million specifically in the agricultural group as well as the energy group. as far as swaps on the commodities, the trades were identified. remember, they're supposed to remain anonymous. 500 out of the million were identified to their customer firms. this is obviously something that was not intended to happen. c.m.e. group has issued this response. on monday, april 1, 2013, c.m.e. implemented an enhancement to its s.d.r. swap reporting service. enhancement contained a bug that permitted a small number of market participants to view commodity swap trades of other market participants. approximately 500 transactions out of a total of nearly a million were mistakenly disclosed. customers were who alerted the exchange of the problem. obviously they're saying this was a mistake. confidentiality is key for their market participants but again, it has been corrected and they are saying that it was a bug in their technology that led to this data breach. so it's all under control now b
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we would get serious about securing the borders. about providing manpower and technology to finally stop the problem of illegal immigration. number two, we'd devote resources to improve and streamline legal immigration. so that we can welcome and celebrate those who follow the law and come here seeking the american dream. the president's focus on insisting on a path to citizenship for those here illegally is designed to scud the entire bill because he wants a political issue rather than to pass common sense immigration reform. >> lou: we have to leave it there. i wish we had more time. come back een. this seems like number of issues important to the nation. thank you for being with us here tonight. >> senator ted cruz. the obama administration has a knack, don't they? another failed green car company csting taxpayers millions more. millions more. how do they do it? all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. this irify and lock.s time. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most
that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. very logical thinker. (laughs) i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. (screams) i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. >>> we are talking to senator ted cruz. it interrupted you. i apologize for that. if you will, sir. >> guest: sure, i was say that unfortunately the obama administration has not made a priority to prosecute those felons with guns. 15,000 felons and funneltives tried to purchase a gun and were turned down. they prosecuted just 44. let me repeat the numbers of the out 156,000 fe lops and fumetives illegally trying to purchase autobahn, the obama justice department only prosecuted 44. i am introducing legislation to create a task force in department of justice. we need to prosecute violent felons and fugitives to go after themnd p
securing the borders. about providing manpower and technology to finally stop the problem of illegal immigration. number two, we'd devote esources to improve and streamline legal immigration. so that we can welcome and celebrate those who follow the law and come here seeking the american dream. the president's focus on insisting on a path to citizenship for those here illegally is designed to scud the entire bill because he wants a political issue rather than to pass common sense immigration reform. >> lou: we have to leave it there. i wish we had more time. come back seen. this seems like number of issues important to the nation. thank you for being with us here tonight. >> senator ted cruz. the obama administration has a knack, don't they? another failed green car company costing taxpayers millions more. how do they do it? thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teaching us that you can't create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions... i
, but if you think about the success in reducing alcohol-impaired driving through technology, through sanctions, through education, through engineering, we can do the same thing about drugged driving. but the most important thing was atten the public, and i think that's what we've done. thank you, bob. >> we are almost out of time. but before asking the last question, we have a couple of housekeeping matters to take care of. first of all, i'd like to remind you about our upcoming luncheon events. on april 19th patrick donahoe, postmaster general, usps, will discuss challenges meeting the evolving demands of the nation's postal system. on may 7th, chris evert, tennis legend and publisher "tennis" magazine. and on june 3rd we will host the annual presentation of the gerald r. ford journalism awards. second, i would, with great feeling -- [laughter] in view of how you've covered your topic and you've generated so many questions, wow, i mean, i think -- i don't know if we keep track of a record and for handling them so well. i'd like to present you with the traditional npc mug. [applause] the scri
an aesthetic in the technology area. in the technology area. i do not see the difference between immigration legislation that brings in highly skilled citizens to pay for my retirement when i retire -- to keep this country running, we need to look at a terrorism bill -- terrorism and immigration are different. congress is working now. what's keep them working in passing bills and not stop due to some isolated event. says --tweet from erin we will go to brooklyn, new york, democratic carl -- caller. caller: good morning. just to say that i think immigration should go forward, but there should be e-verfies. -- il tell you the truth could not get through on the republican line -- i have to be conservative -- i notice when i call, i could never get through on the republican line. that is why i called on the democrat line. i'm tired of people saying that republicans are stopping obama's agenda. am an hispanic woman. in my neighborhood, it is mixed. a lot of people being taken advantage of that are mexican and spanish and low wages. that is not fair. i think immigration should go through. i wish t
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technology, it's the only way to track them. if we invested what we should've in the air traffic system, we would have -- may not solve all of chuck's problems, but a much faster, flowing system. >> by the way, if you modernize it, you can cut back on some of the workforce permanently and save money there. that's the other issue. it's very labor intensive because of the issue that steve just described. >> before we go to break, the president is dining tonight with members of the senate, all women, isn't that nice? >> that's great. >> chuck todd, thank you. we'll see you at 9:00 on the "daily rundown." >> i'm surprised that didn't get ugly just then. >> right. >> that's great. >> we went to counseling. >>> up next, steve rattner has charts on signs of a spring slowdown. more "morning joe" when we come back. but i wondered what a i tcustomer thought? is great, hi nia... nice to meet you nia, i'm mike. what do you drive? i have a ford explorer, i love my car. and you're treating it well? yes i am. there are a lot of places you could take your explorer for service, why do you bring it back to t
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were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. >> lou: north korea telling all foreigners to evacuate south korea. claiming the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. officials at the u.s. embassy in seoul say staffers aren't going anywhere. earlier, the top navy commanderer in the pacific said the united states could shoot down a missile if north korea does launch one in the next few days. but only if it poses a threat to u.s. interests. >> if the missile was inthe defensof the homeland i would certainly recommend that action. if it was defense of our allies, i would recommend that action. >> my question is would you recommend that we intercept a missile if it is launched by north korea no matter where the intended target is? >> i would not recommend that. >> lou: joining us now, jep jack k evenane, retired, four-star, armygeneral, former vice chief of staff of the army. also fox news military analyst. jep, good to have you with us. >> good to be here, lou. >>ou: admiral locklear t
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time, you could argue that it means a decrease in personnel. because you're using technology, using cameras to replace, you know, eyeballs. but i don't think we've come to that determination. we're down -- the police department is down 6,000 police officers than where we were 11 years ago. so we've already sort of paid the price. and we're using to a certain extent technology to plug the gaps. we're increasing the number of cameras that we have. one of the things that we're doing, we had it in motion prior to the boston marathon. but we want to increase the number of mobile cameras that we have so we can put them up at events and then move them to other events. along our marathon route, we have 220 cameras. but most of them are on bridges. we want to increase at least the public sector cameras that we have along that route. >> all right. new york city police commissioner, ray kelly, thank you very much. it's always good to see you. >> thank you for the great job you keep doing for the city. >> thank you. >>> a new book on afghanistan that's not so good. president hamid karzai had to
they provide witnesses at subsequent hearings. drones art technology. they can be used for good purposes or for ill. the real scope of this hearing and the concern is on the scope of federal power and in particular the scope of power to engage in targeted killings. the obama administration has for some time advocated a drastic expansion of federal power in many, many contexts. indeed on april 9, i released a report that detailed six different instances in which the obama administration has gone before the court advocating broad federal power in six different times to a supreme court has unanimously rejected the view of federal power and has instead concluded unanimously that federal power is more circumscribed than this administration recognizes. indeed, federal overreach is what was at the heart of the march 6 filibuster by senator brand paul, which i was quite proud to participate in a significant manner. that day began with a hearing before the full committee, were attorney general holder testified. at the time i took the opportunity to ask attorney general holder if he believed the c
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, as you say, is health care, is tapels, parts of the media, parts of the technology space, as well, clearly defensive growth. and then the other part of the bar bell, we want to take advantage of some of those attractive valuations in equities and in europe. we would rather go into financials selectively and look at those insurance companies, those banks, as well, which is perhaps have sold off more in the market than the recent pullback and look at all of those companies which have improving or strong capital positions. and you end up looking at some of the german insurers and the swiss bank. they look pretty strong for us. >> jonathan, thanks very much for that. . >>> today is also worldwide -- in china, "worldwide exchange" in china day. i'm in hong kong because i've just spent the weekend at the china entrepreneur's club annual meeting of green companies in china. i've just come back from there and the china entrepreneur's club is a group 50, 51 of the leading ceos of the private companies. around $300 billion in revenue is what those combined companies have. one of the sectors
not be all of its radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to fight supersonic speeds, it may well be the way it has been designed to evade budget cutters in washington. >> more with rajiv chandrasekaran on c-span "q &a."" a democratoining is from wisconsin, tammy baldwin. we should probably start talking about what happened in the senate yesterday with gun- control. your thoughts? guest: i think the senate of the united states let the american people down yesterday. it was hard for me to fathom some of the basic provisions that enjoyed the support of over 90 percent of americans were voted down. a majority of the senate supported it, but as you know, we have the rules that require 60 votes to a dance certain provisions. certainvance provisions. ad was probably my most disappointing day so far in my short tenure. host: are there a lot of nra members or gun owners in wisconsin? guest: there are many gun owners, just like the country, wisconsin is reflective of that, but i would say the hunting culture and tradition is very deep. if you think about last year's dee
. these assault weapons on our streets, near schools, the only technology that should be near a child in a school should be a computer, not a gun. special those that have the magazines that only belong on the battlefield of our country and could have been purchased without criminal background checks. you have to be able to work in a bipartisan fashion to put together a coalition that can successfully pass that kind of legislation. >> but in terms of the political tactics that are not working in washington. is there something you could dow to prevent the stalling tactics. >> i would like to follow-up if i could. most people know my background and a few years back -- well, more than a few years back my cousin brian was gunned down where we grew up. aknow what it is like to have family member killed by gun violence. i think that far too many families know that feeling. there is a lot of families out there suffering from that loss. we met with some last night at a orum over in dorchester. i think if those member opposite the u.s. senate that rejected that proposal had a sense of what u.s. was like --
the door for this, but this is why i answer the way i did that i see that with the technology goings way it is and with drone technology advancing and drones getting smaller and smaller, they are not going to the the giant, big predators flying over pakistan, but little small drones to be armed with things. this is not science fiction here in terms of this is actually happening. >> booktv on location on the campus of the university of southern california at the l.a. times festival of books talking with mark mazzetti, "new york times" national security correspondent and author of this book, "the way of the knife," and, jim, you're the next caller from idaho. hi, jim. >> caller: good afternoon, gentlemen. i have a question. the la proider of servicee of to the war department in afghanistan, and i asked how the afghans were going, and i quoted him in the remark right now saying that it's basically a total failure. he went into details about that aspect of what basic means. what do you think the result is basically in afghanistan? >> well, it's obviously a question on a lot of people's mind.
technology reporter for cq roll call with the update on the internet bill. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> further debate on the internet sales tax bill happening this afternoon when the senate returns from recess at 2:15 eastern. live coverage here on c-span 2. we have a facebook question on the internet sales tax. internet sales tax support or oppose and why? dozens are weighing in. sheri says i support taxing internet sales although i hate paying tax on anything. if we must be taxed on whatever we buy regularly why wouldn't the same hold true with internet sales. jerry writes, he opposes it. a big indication it's a bad idea both amazon and wal-mart support it. why would you think that would be? taxes and regulations favor big retailers because they can cover the higher overhead where smaller businesses typically can not. and rich says, a state should not be allowed to tax people they do not represent. sound familiar? you can offer your comments at facebook.com/cspan. we might use some of your remarks on the air. live now, to the inside of the white house briefing r
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